Hi Lara,gaan dit goed met jou? (How are you? For the non South Africans)
Lara, I am a fellow South African, and have never been outside of it’s borders. The Lord moved us to a city called Witbank just over 2 years ago, in Mpumalanga. It has been an amazing journey so far. We actively face racism almost every day. Some people have not let go of the past and we see people both white and black being treated quite poorly.
I recently had a conversation with a petrol attendant, who said he was chased away from a predominantly white church because he was black. We had a great discussion and could pray for him. We now have a good relationship. I stop there often and we always have a good chat.
What would be some advice you could give based on your experience of South Africa, on how to effectively break those molds and what have you found helpful in the process and what has not been helpful. We have a pretty good idea and we love all people and have seen God move in many ways. It would just be nice to get your perspective and advice as well, so that we don’t perhaps make the same mistakes as some have perhaps made in the past.
Thank you for your time.